Available evidence at this time points to an "insider threat." Someone with privileged access to airport food service and flight line facilities, rather than a passenger who was required to go through airport screening.
I think the TSA is slowly getting the message from an increasingly angry traveling public. But the agency has a long flight ahead: It will have to overcome a well-earned reputation for being intransigent, invading the privacy and dignity of air travelers and general incompetence.
This afternoon at the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow in London, I had the pleasure of hosting a panel of experts from the aviation industry that discussed the critical need for modernizing air traffic management (ATM) systems around the world.
International corporations have no loyalty whatsoever to our country or its welfare. They are huge, free-floating international organizations dedicated to only one goal: making as much money as possible for themselves.